The Guildford pair station BMW on Cornwall beach as ‘couldn’t be bothered carrying a kayak’; end up getting stuck

Two Surrey men whose BMW vehicle got stuck in the sand overnight on a Cornwall beach have been described as ‘lucky’ by the man who helped them. The duo decided to reverse their motor on the sand because they didn’t want to transport their kayak from the beach to the parking lot, less than 20 meters away.

The tourists, from Guildford, were seen trying to free their car with shovels on Sunday afternoon (May 1) on Swanpool beach in Falmouth by a passing engineer. Mark Moseley, 54, said: “The two guys said they came in last night and couldn’t care less about carrying their kayak from the parking lot to the sea, so they decided to back the car on the beach even though there is a sign asking people not to drive any vehicles on the beach. Guess what? They got stuck all night.

However, the more they shoveled, the more the car got stuck. Mark tied a rope from his 4×4 vehicle to the BMW and pulled it free.

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He added: “There was another guy who was about to drive down the beach to try and free them but I told him not to bother as I have a big 4×4 and he would have gotten stuck too I’ve never done a beach rescue like this before, but I’ve helped people out of ditches and such before, so I have the whole kit in the car.

“After a few tugs, they broke free.” Mark said they were lucky not to have reversed their car just above the tide line, which could have risked the sea covering the vehicle or pushing it even further.



The moment Mark Moseley helped rescue the two men from the Guildford BMW.

He said: “Funny thing is, the lady at the cafe by the beach said she saw three cars stuck on the beach in the same spot last year – all BMWs. Maybe it’s a BMW thing.”

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